Allende Weekend Film Festival

Allende Film Festival

“It would not be far from the truth to say that powerful images on a screen can promote fraternity. We experienced this on 1st and 2nd November 2008, during our Allende Film Weekend Festival and warmly thank the work done by our volunteers and staff from Casa Latinoamericana. In particular, we praise the interest, generosity and initiative shown by Raúl, Juan Luis, Juan Vicente, Paula, Nuria, Karina, Rodrigo and Jorge.”

Miguel Mercado, Chairman of the Latin American House

If Salvador Allende were alive today he would be 100 years old. If he had not been elected President of Chile in 1970 many of his ideas about a profound political and social change for his country would have perished. The main Chilean natural resource – copper – would not have been nationalised. The American companies that exploited it would not have embargoed the exports when refused compensation due to excessive profits.

Allende’s government should have lasted 6 years but the opposition did not allow his transformations to happen and succeeded in overthrowing him via a ferocious military coup in 1973. Various human consequences of this recent history of a Latin American country were present in the films selected. The protagonists and the sensitivity of their filmmakers indoubtly left a mark on those who came to the screenings.


~ by Anónimo García on Monday 10 November 2008.

One Response to “Allende Weekend Film Festival”

  1. Hello my name is Cruz and I would like to know about forthcoming events.
    Thank you.

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